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2019 Employment Law - What's Coming Up This Year?

Friday, 11 January 2019

In this extended article, we are looking ahead to some of the expected developments in Employment law in 2019.

2019 Employment Law - What's Coming Up This Year?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Statements of Employment Particulars - What Are Employers' Obligations?

Friday, 11 January 2019

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that employees are entitled to receive a statement of their employment particulars once they have been employed for one month, even if their employment does not last longer than two months.

Statements of Employment Particulars - What Are Employers' Obligations?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Employment

EU Settlement Scheme to Open to More EU Nationals on 21 January 2019

Friday, 11 January 2019

As we get closer to Brexit, the EU "settled status scheme", which grants immigration status to EU nationals to allow them to continue living here after Brexit, is being rolled to increasingly larger groups of EU nationals.

EU Settlement Scheme to Open to More EU Nationals on 21 January 2019

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Government Proposes Biggest Reform of Employment Law in 20 Years

Friday, 21 December 2018

In July 2017, Matthew Taylor published his Good Work report into the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities and employer freedoms and obligations.

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Employment

Disability and Early Retirement - What Constitutes Unfavourable Treatment?

Friday, 21 December 2018

As an employer, are you discriminating against a disabled employee if you are basing your early retirement pension calculations on their adjusted, reduced hours of work?

Discrimination

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Updated Minimum Wage Guidance - Unpaid Work Trials Inclusion

Friday, 14 December 2018

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has published updated guidance for employers on calculating national minimum wage which includes guidance on unpaid work trials.

Updated Minimum Wage Guidance - Unpaid Work Trials Inclusion

Articles & Blogs Employment

Deliveroo Riders Fail Appeal to the High Court

Friday, 14 December 2018

It is twice unlucky for Deliveroo riders in their 'gig economy' worker status challenge.

Deliveroo Riders Fail Appeal to the High Court

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Tribunal Reform to Claims

Friday, 14 December 2018

The Employment Tribunal National User Group announces additional full time salaried judges to combat the rise in claims filed.

Employment Tribunal Reform to Claims

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employer Dismiss When an Employee is Entitled to Long-Term Disability Benefits?

Friday, 07 December 2018

Will an employer breach the contract of employment if they dismiss an employee who is entitled to long term disability benefits? The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered this issue in Awan v ICTS UK Ltd.

Can an Employer Dismiss When an Employee is Entitled to Long-Term Disability Benefits?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Thriving at Work? Voluntary Reporting on Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Friday, 07 December 2018

Following on from the October 2017 report "Thriving at work: the Stephenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers", the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care have published a framework to support employers...

Thriving at Work? Voluntary Reporting on Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Articles & Blogs Employment

Disability Discrimination and a Tendency to Steal

Friday, 30 November 2018

We take a look at a recent case where an employee claimed he was discriminated against because his theft from a shop was caused by, or was related to, his disability.

Disability Discrimination and a Tendency to Steal

Articles & Blogs Employment

Dismissing a Bus Driver for Failing a Drugs Test Was Unfair

Friday, 30 November 2018

In Ball v First Essex Buses Limited the Employment Tribunal (the ET) found that the decision to dismiss Mr Ball, a bus driver who had tested positive for cocaine, was unfair...

Dismissing a Bus Driver for Failing a Drugs Test Was Unfair

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission to Concentrate on Enforcement

Friday, 30 November 2018

On the 19 November 2018, the Tailored review of the Equality and Human Rights Commission was published. Tailored reviews are conducted to assess whether there is a continued need for non-departmental public bodies.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission to Concentrate on Enforcement

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Might Employees Be Considered Consumers

Friday, 30 November 2018

Many employers grant loans to employees for different reasons, perhaps for travel loans or share schemes...

When Might Employees be Considered Consumers?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Gig Economy Employers - Your Employment Practices Could Be Unlawful

Friday, 23 November 2018

We have seen Uber and Pimlico Plumbers, now it’s the turn of Addison Lee (AL) taxi and delivery drivers to be deemed to have worker status, despite the wording of their contracts.

Gig Economy Employers - Your Employment Practices Could Be Unlawful